The writer is vice chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir has lost its special status, and reduced to two Union Territories. What is the history of Partition and accession to India that has been overturned? What are Articles 370 and 35A, that were supposed to define the special status of the state?
Criminalising triple divorce violates the first principles of criminal jurisprudence, will be counterproductive
Unlike men, women in Islam do not have a religious obligation to offer the Friday or five daily prayers in mosques. But all mosques should have a designated place for women
Among the factors taken into consideration were the question of backwardness, and justification of taking total reservation beyond 50%. How Bombay High Court judgment addressed these and other issues
Muslims are not headed for a bleak future. They should welcome PM’s resolve of winning over their trust.
Supreme Court has upheld a Karnataka law that provides for seniority as a consequence of promotion via reservation. The past arguments around this, and how SC has settled the debate on ‘efficiency’ in Art 335.
The Election Commission has invoked its powers under Art 324 to curtail campaigning in West Bengal following violence in Kolkata. What powers does the Constitution give ECI; how has SC interpreted Art 324?
N R Madhava Menon’s work and worldview has created a lasting legacy, will continue to inspire legal professionals.
As SC battles fallout of allegations against CJI, understanding the key questions around ‘misbehaviour’ by judges, the protection they need against accusers, and judicial independence and accountability
The party has promised to ‘deliver’ several interventions in the judiciary. An analysis of some key points.
Supreme Court has acquitted six on death row. Judgments on the death penalty have often been insconsistent.
Can the parties in Ayodhya dispute display the spirit of accommodation needed to make mediation a success?
What is Article 370 and 35A: A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A, as well as Article 370 from which it derives. What are these two provisions?
Court has upheld equality. Muslim Personal Law Board and devotees of Ayyappa must initiate internal reform.
The 10% quota for economically weaker sections faces a challenge in the Supreme Court on grounds of violating the ‘basic structure’ of Constitution. What is that structure, how does SC decide if it is violated?
The most likely scenario is that the Modi government’s move will be stayed by the apex court till the final decision on the constitutionality of the Bill is delivered.
The hastily passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill does not ensure privacy, dignity and livelihood to the embattled group.
The Meghalaya high court judge’s judgment was legally flawed and historically misleading. It violates the provisions of the citizenship law and makes a case for India as a country of, and for, Hindus.
Governor Malik’s decision to dissolve J&K assembly is constitutionally flawed and politically erroneous.
As aftermath of Sabarimala judgment shows, India is not ready for a constitutional theocracy.
Adultery will continue as a ground of divorce and, therefore, remain in civil law. Thursday’s verdict will be welcomed by those who believe there should be less use of criminal law in matrimonial matters.
By refusing review, the court has refused to consider the question of whether the freedom of religion protects only practices of particular significance, and not all religious practices. The question of comparative significance of religious practices also remains untouched.
What is the purpose of criminal law, and what is its relationship with the state and the citizen? How does the Ordinance measure up against the core principles of Indian constitutionalism and jurisprudence?
By rejecting homogenisation of cultures, Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377 has upheld the rights of religious minorities.
How Supreme Court strikes a powerful blow for freedom and choice, underlines inclusion of all